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Huge crowds enjoy sixth annual Baston Car and Bike Show

Baston Classic car show EMN-160307-194425009
Baston Classic car show EMN-160307-194425009

Bright sunshine and blue skies brought huge crowds to the sixth annual Baston Car and Bike Show on Sunday.

Organisers of the event, which took place on the Brudenell Playing Field, were delighted with the turnout both in terms of visitors and cars.

Antony Squires is chairman of the committee behind the event.

He said there were “lots more cars and bikes than we’ve had before” with a total of 750 on display for visitors to browse, both private and commercial.

Between 4,000 and 5,000 people came through the gates - in line with last year’s event according to Antony.

He said: “I think the highlight of the event for me is seeing lots of different groups of people having a really good day. We try to make it as inclusive event as possible and we are quite happy for people to bring along whatever their pride and joy happens to be.

“We have one lady who loves to bring her Kia Picanto and on the opposite side of the field, you have Ferraris and pretty much everything in between so people get a lot out of it.”

As well as the vehicles to brose, there’s also a large food area with Groovy Foods providing hog roasts and burgers, proving as popular as ever, as well as a bar.

There’s stalls selling a variety of car related items, which is growing bigger each year, and two bands - the Mark Wilkinson Trio and Division - entertained the crowds.

For the little ones, there’s a children’s fairground and once again, an old car was painted white and youngsters were let loose to add their own spray-painted artwork.

Antony added: “Overall it was a great day for all the family.”


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